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Spring Flood in the River Ljusneälv.



ABOUT 138 miles north of Stockholm, just where the river Ljusne flows out into
the Baltic, lie the two iron works Norrljusne and Sörljusne (North and South
Ljusne), which carry on a manufacture of iron and steel-combined with a timber business.
It is true the district is somewhat to the north of the rich belt of ores which the Swedes
call "Bergslagen" but, in compensation for this, it has the advantage of being
situated near the Norrland forests and of having a harbour, which, owing to the strength
of the current from the river, is always free from ice and is, besides, deep enough for the
largest vessels. A railway is also in course of construction between Ljusne and the
State Railway station of Stugsund. The Works are situated on both sides of the
river and have been under the same management for some years back. The Woxna
Works, 55 miles to the west, also belong to the same Company. These last-mentioned
Works are connected by the Company’s private railway from Woxna to Lobonäs with

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